[RFE] Store ICQ number, AIM name, etc, in wallet like manner




Form Manager
16 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Matthew Cline, Unassigned)


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16 years ago
You should be able to store and fill in things like ICQ number, AIM user name
and such in a wallet like manner.  Maybe even automatically, no questions asked,
fill it in when possible, since things like this aren't as sensitive as
credit number or street adresss.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Can you be more specific.  Give a step-by-step set of instructions showing 
what page you get to and what it is that you would like to see happen on that 

Comment 2

16 years ago
i could understand using vcard+addressbook, but i don't see how formmanager would be a useful storage point (although an addressbook->forminput gateway might be useful)

Comment 3

16 years ago
See also bug 85344 for adding IM client fields to address book.

Comment 4

16 years ago
When you join almost any "online community" (web forums, mostly), the
user profile will almost always have a slot for your ICQ number, and often
your AIM name, Yahoo! messenger name, and so on.  While my AIM name is easy
to remember, I have yet to memorize my ICQ number, and I have to copy and
paste it whenever that comes up.

Personally, I join new online communities more often than I buy things online,
so this feature would be even more useful to me than the wallet.

Comment 5

16 years ago
So when you get to such a form, you should be able to use form-manager to 
prefill it for you.  Does that not work?

Comment 6

16 years ago
Yes, it works, for the values in the wallet, and for a spefic URL if
I used "Edit|Save Form Data" before for that particular page.  But the wallet
has no fields for ICQ and such, and "Save Form Data" will only save and prefill
arbitrary form data for a particular URL.  There is, so far as I can tell, no
way to set arbitrary, wallet-like (universal) prefill values.  I want the ICQ
number to be filled in for URLs that I've never visited before.  For pages that
I have been visited before (like editing my profile on a web forum on which I
already have an account), the value is already filled in from the forum's
database, so the current Save/Prefill functionality is of no use there;
it's like the email field for various online accounts, so that once you've
registered for the account, there's no need to prefil to email adress, since
the site remembers the email adress for your account and fills it in itself.

A wallet like prefilling of your ICQ number would primarily be useful when
registering for a new account on web forums and such for which you have never
before filled out any form data.

Comment 7

16 years ago
Ah, finally I understand what you are asking for.  (I'm a little slow.)

We need to extend the wallet tables so that they include a field for ICQ number 
and for AIM screenname.  Now that I understand it, I absolutely agree.

Marking for 0.9.9 even though it's an enhancement.  Will probably get rejected 
but I'll give it a try.  It's a very easy change to the table, a little more 
work to add it to the form-manager dialog that displays saved values.

The only thing I object to is the second sentence in the description:

   Maybe even automatically, no questions asked, fill it in when possible,
   since things like this aren't as sensitive as credit number or street
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.9

Comment 8

16 years ago
Please also include fields for Yahoo! and MSN instant messaging IDs.  I'd also
say a field for Jabber IDs, but I've never seen any web form ask for that...


16 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 9

16 years ago
Created attachment 68624 [details] [diff] [review]
New fields for form manager to recognize

Comment 10

16 years ago
alecf, sgehani, please review.  Thanks.

Comment 11

16 years ago
if we're going to do this in mozilla, we need to, at the VERY least, include a
few other clients besides AOL-branded ones.

Comment 12

16 years ago
I can see how this is going to blow up the form manager.  Therefore closing this 
out as wont-fix.
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 13

16 years ago
Assignee: morse → nobody
Component: Form Manager → Form Manager
Product: Core → Toolkit
QA Contact: tpreston → form.manager
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.9 → ---
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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